– A bill which will enforce that an elected president and vice president of Nigeria be inaugurated at the premises of the National Assembly has been passed
– The House of Representatives must agree with the senate on the bill and the Executive will still have to assent it before it becomes a law
– The practice will follow that of advanced democracies like Unites States of America and Britain
The Nigerian senate has on Thursday, October 5, passed a bill which will enforce that an elected president and vice president of Nigeria be inaugurated at the premises of the National Assembly.
The bill was sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president after several debates on the report of the senate committee on special duties.
If the bill is agreed to by the House of Representatives and assented to by the Executive, then the inauguration of president and vice president will be done within the confines of the parliament.
This will follow that of advanced democracies.
Inauguration of Nigeria presidents and vice presidents, before now, takes place at the Eagles Square in the Federal Capital Territory with the chief justice of the federation administering the oath of office.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the House of Representatives on Thursday, October 12, considered a motion on review of the national minimum wage in order to avert nationwide strike action.
Nigerian Labour Congress has demanded an upward push from N18,000 to N56,000 as minimum wage.
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Nigeria’s lower chamber resolved to urge President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the minister of labour, Chris Ngige, to commence the process of negotiating an upward review of the current minimum wage rates.
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